Scott Sasha Todd
Pilot, Author, Teacher

6 Foster Dr
Beverly, MA 01915
Cell:  (617) 230-1127

  • Professional writer, experienced public speaker, multi-faceted and eclectic teacher
  • Imaginative problem-solver and designer capable of handling steep learning curves
  • Demonstrated high conceptual, organizational, mathematical, and creative skills

Representative Accomplishments
  • Wrote The Pilot’s Handbook (Published 2009, PHP Inc.): 320-page manual of procedures for private and instrument airplane pilots
  • Illustrated The Pilot’s Handbook. Created more than 200 full-color illustrations for technical manual
  • Won Peninsula Press Club first place award for General Reporting
  • Co-founded and organized the Hopu Ka Lewa ultimate Frisbee tournament in Hawaii, now in its 20th year.
  • Led teacher training at Turkmen State University
  • Managed the award-winning ‘Iolani student newspaper, including creating its first web publications
  • Elected Vice President of the Hawaii Association of Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages

PlaneSense, Inc.
2004 – Present

Fractional-ownership aircraft and charter company
Captain, Instructor Pilot
  • Act as Pilot In Command of Pilatus PC-12, flying high-wealth clients
  • Instruct new-hires and captain upgrades
  • Create and develop instructional materials and design aircraft procedures
  • More than 8,000 hours total time
Portsmouth, NH
East Coast Aero Club
2001 – 2004

Flight school
Flight Instructor
  • Instructed all levels of flying, including beginners, instrument students, multi-engine and ATP candidates.
  • Developed curricula, lesson plans, and syllabuses.
  • Wrote The Pilot’s Handbook, 2009: PHP Inc. 320-page technical publication

Bedford, MA
'Iolani School
Private college-preparatory K-12 school
English Teacher, Newspaper Advisor
  • Taught English literature and writing, grades 9 through 12
  • Ran and edited prize-winning school newspaper
  • Taught journalism
Honolulu, HI
Peace Corps
United States volunteer organization
Volunteer, University Professor, Teacher Trainer
  • Trained professors at the national university of Turkmenistan, in current TESL methodology and pedagogy
  • Trained entering Peace Corps volunteers
  • Taught literature, speaking and writing to university students
  • Led summer camp
  • Founded Turkmenistan Ultimate League: first mixed-gender athletic organization in the country
University of Hawaii
Department of TESOL
Writing Instructor
  • Taught English 100: required Freshman writing course
  • Elected Vice President, Hawaii Association of Teachers of English as a Second Language
Honolulu, HI
Contra Costa Times /Concord Transcript
Newspapers serving the San Francisco East Bay
  • Covered local politics, police, community, and wrote editorials
  • Winner, Peninsula Press Club award for General Reporting
Concord, CA
Shumei Gakuen
Leading private boarding school in Japan
English Teacher and Teacher Trainer
  • Conceived and developed new courses in English conversation and writing
  • Trained Japanese and American teachers in current ESL methodologies, course design, and materials development
  • Taught English as a Foreign Language to Japanese high school students
Chiba, Japan
American Language Institute
English educational program under auspices of USIS
English Teacher and Teacher Trainer
  • Instructed adults from beginner to advanced levels
  • Introduced and implemented Advanced Studies Program
  • Ran experimental courses
Lisbon, Portugal

University of Hawaii
M.A. in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
Honolulu, HI
Williams College
B.A. Cum Laude, majors in English and Russian
Williamstown, MA

  • Numerous professional conference presentations and publications
  • Speaker of Russian and Portuguese
  • Player of Ultimate (Frisbee) World Championships: 1998, 1999, 2002.
  • Spirit medalist at USA Ultimate National Championship 2001.
  • Director: Williams Octet, a cappella group 1985-1986
  • Teacher and performer of juggling and unicycling

The Pilot's Handbook
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The Pilot's Handbook
on Amazon
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Pyramid Bookcase
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"Stone Soup"
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"Home At Last"
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"Home At Last"
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Space Shuttle
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String Quartet
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A PDF file of this resume can be found here.